Category Archives: peace

50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

Yes, the hippie in me still believes in peace, love, equality, inclusion, justice, and kindness.  Universal values, to be sure.  And I still believe in the goodness of humankind and the healing power of music.  And friendship and compassion.  And flowers. This summer marks the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, when more than 100,000 hippie peaceniks descended on

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We live in tumultuous times.  When fear, anxiety, stress, and uncertainty are on the rise, anger and hate often follow.  And where there is anger and hate, there is also fear and anxiety, creating a vicious circle.  It’s hard to know how to break the cycle.   But break the cycle we must.  And there is only one place to start

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Celebrate the International Day of Peace!

“A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.”                    – William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2 In 1981, The United Nations declared each September 21stto be an International Day of Peace, an annual day of worldwide non-violence and cease-fire.   Since the first commemoration of the day in 1982,

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So. What do we call this thing, this blog? I wanted a catchy name that would encapsulate the topics I would cover here: getting back to priorities, simplifying your life, being happy with what you’ve got, not always chasing after more, more, more. Oh, and re-connecting with nature. Very important, if you’ve lived as I have, without a garden for

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